Setting up Notes clients to use a directory server

You can set up Notes® clients to use a different server from their mail servers for mail addressing. Type-ahead addressing searches a directory server only when Notes users do not use condensed (mobile) directory catalogs. Directory servers are not used for LDAP directory searches initiated by Notes users.

About this task

It should be noted that the mail servers still do lookups to route mail; this feature only redirects client lookups such as F9, type-ahead, or address picker lookups to the directory server.

To use desktop policy settings or a User Setup Profile to automate the setup:


  1. Create a Desktop Policy Settings or User Setup Profile document in the Domino® Directory.
  2. Enter the name of the directory server in the Directory server field in the Basics tab of the document.
  3. Click Save & Close.

What to do next

Alternatively, a user can add the name of a directory server manually in the Domino directory server field on the Servers tab of a Location document in their Contacts.

For more information on Location documents, see IBM® Notes 9.0.1 Social Edition Help.